Hey there, new poster here, but long time lurker, love the site and been meaning to post a few questions about my a2 for awhile now.. but I've just been so busy in life I never got a chance.
Now that things have cooled down though.. I want to share a few problems I've been having with my 2007 bought hd-a2.
I bought it.. around I'd say oct 2007, it played fine for a few months (of very less usage) and then I happend to buy the beowulf hddvd.. and the problems began.
I'm not sure if the 2 are linked or not.. but since then I've had numerous problems with it.
The first time I put beowulf in.. the player made a kind of clicking/ticking sound (tick tick tick tick tick(about that many times)) and then loaded the disc.. very very slowly. The menu came up very slowly.. andplaying the movie was very slow(it was a defective copy for sure.. but by the time I watched it it was 3 months after I had bought it.. so outta luck on that). Anyway, a couple of scenes in when beowulf is introduced onthe boat it started skipping/stuttering. It proceeded to do this at random times throughout the movie.
After that I would eject/reload the disc, and sometime the ticking would happen, stop, and happen again up to 3-4 times before the disc would load, while other times just the 1 set of clicking(and very rarely none at all).
Either way though upon playing the disc never worked too well.
And I mean that's ok.. it happens sometimes.
However after that, at random times while watching any random hddvd the player would either start stuttering and the image would become blocky, or I would get that usual 408bcsomething (cant remmeber the exact name right now) error, usually around the halfway point of movies.
I thought maybe it's a layerbreak thing but.. it was never at the same spot, and upon replaying the disc and forwarding to/past the spot, sometimes it would work, and sometimes jam/stutter/image break up at another spot.
Anyway this was on random discs like the last samurai, batman begins, matrix reloaded(yes I know this one particularly has been problematic to others) and revolutions among others. Oh did I forget to mention that now any hd movie I put in now has that ticking sound? Because that is also the case now..
So basically I had this nice shiny player I loved.. then that beowulf disc went in and I've had problems ever since. So yeah I'm kinda late on getting this out there but.. If anyone had any similar problems or has any insight.. I'd really really appreciate it!
I mean I can get everything other than the beowulf disc to work in the end(I picked up a 2nd disc a little while ago for $5 and that one works fine other than the random midmovie shenanigans (though clicking like I said is on every movie now)).
Well there you have it.. I did search other threads and google it up but I couldnt find anything quite like this.. I'd appreciate any help at all!!
Thanks for your time!